A Golden Age by Tahmima Anam. A fantastic read, a poetic love story,beautifully written at the time of their fight for independence  Available from Amazon.
Triumph of the Challenged, conversations with especially able people by Elspeth Waldie available from Wendy Best (£5 per copy inclusive of postage & packing).

Songs at the River's Edge by Katy Gardener (£6.99)
From Virago 1991 London ISBN 1 85381 249

An Indian Attachment by Sarah Lloyd, Stories from a Bangladeshi Village

Down to Earth by Pat Kerr. The courageous story of the British Airways stewardess who helped to build a children’s village in Bangladesh

Bangladesh - the strength to succeed by Jim Monan (£3.50)
Oxfam publications 1989 ISBN 05598

Bangladesh - a Legacy of Blood by Anthony Mascarenhas
This gives a historical and political account of events around independence and the early years of the country.

The Lonely Planet Travel Survival Kit - Bangladesh

Teach yourself Bengali by William Radice (£12.99)
Hodder and Stoughton

Learning Bengali through English - Hilali (£13.95)
Ruposhi Bangla Book Shop, 220 Tooting High Street, London SW17

Bengali / English Bengali dictionary (£5.00)
Ghulum Mushid Ruposhi Bangla

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